Flower Power Trip
At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body dressed in a Dr. Evil costume.
Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill the annoying guest who’d been staying at the Roarke and Daughters Inn, or does the victim have a closer connection to someone else at Braxton College?
As Kellan helps school president Ursula bury a secret from her p...more
Flower Power Trip is my fifth novel, also the third in the Braxton Campus Mysteries series. The series follows typical cozies in that it doesn't contain graphic violence, sexual content, or vulgar language; however, I've turned the genre upside down by focusing on a young male protagonist who i ...more
One of my favorite scenes in the entire book is the costume party! I seriously want to go to one like that!! The side characters are all great with distinctive personalities that don’t feel cookie cutter!
A great addition to the 'Braxton Campus ' mystery series by James Cudney! Definitely my favorite thus far and the author has improved so much from the first book!! Intriguing characters that you enjoy spending time with, great plots that keep you guessing and many twists that keep the story interesting from start to finish, with that little cliffhanger that has you eager to read the next book.
I have never been a big cozy ...more
Flower Power Trip is a multilayer story full of memorable characters, blooming with an irresistible charm. This is the third book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries and if you haven’t read the first two books, please do that. As the author takes us deeper into the life of Braxton, the more we love it. From book to book ...more
Kellan strikes again, his days of sleuthing has become frequent, much to the ire of our lovely sheriff April and my personal favorite Myriam. This time Myriam's wife Ursula needs help and Kellan has been given the responsibility to find the stalker. But instead, he finds a dead body at the masquerade ball, and onward and ...more
Alarmingly, the person standing over the body, clutching the knife, later proved to have killed the man, is a family friend. She professes her innocence to Kellan and, even though he believes she didn't kill the man, he keeps getting the feeling that she is hiding something. But he is adamant to get to the bottom of the problem and f ...more
Poor Kellan, he finds another dead body. This time in the courtyard at the Memorial Library during the fundraiser masquerade ball. Crime sure has been on the rise since he came back to town. The body may tie into a situation Braxton’s school president is facing. The school is also hosting a special flower exhibit, one of Kellan’s siblings is back in town, Nana D is running for mayor, and Kellan’s not so dead wife is sending him postcards from places they had traveled together ...more
Possibly my favorite Braxton Campus mystery so far!!! Flower Power Trip is the third installment of Kellan Airwick's tale. Each book can be a stand alone, but I strongly suggest reading them all, in order. The first book gives an excellent introduction to many of the characters and their family dynamic, and each book from there only grows in development. They line up seamlessly, each story complementing one another and focusing on several different character angles. I especially love the growth ...more
Kellan Ayrwick is helping the Braxton College president, Ursula Power, find who is stalking her. Maggie Rourke, head librarian of the Memorial Library, is hosting a masquerade ball to raise funds to renovate the library. The theme is Heroes and Villains. The guest are to come dressed as their favorite hero or villain. It is during the ball that Kellan comes across a dead body with the murderer still holding the knife. The victim turns out to be ...more
Kellan Ayrwick returns in the third Braxton Campus Mystery. This time a visiting professor is found dead in the middle of a function at the University and one of Kellan's friends is found holding the murder weapon. Convinced of his friend's innocence, Kellan sets out to discover the identity of the real killer.
James Cudney is adept at creating realistic and interesting characters who you easily come to care about. We are faced with enough familiar faces from his ...more
Once again, Kellen Aywrick is called upon to solve a murder when a man is murdered at a costume party. It turns out the man was not who he claimed to be, and in order to keep one of his good friends from taking the fall, Kellen must use all his ...more
Ursula Power, President of Braxton, is the target of an unknown stalker and has asked Kellan for help. Ursula’s history comes to light when, once again, a third murder crosses Kellan’s path at a costume ball fundraiser fo ...more
The protagonist, Kellan finds the dead body of a University professor at the library. This is the third corpse that he has stumbled across and the local pólice chief makes it clear that she does not like him meddling in her investigations, ...more
Having read the previous two books in The Braxton Campus Mysteries, it was great to catch up with familiar characters, and find how they have moved on in the short time since the last story. Considering that it is only four months into Kellan Ayrwick's return to the town, he has been kept busy sleuthing. As the police chief, April Montague, keeps mentioning, people do seem to be dropping dead rather more frequently since his return. But is her frosty demeano ...more
While each book in many cozy mystery series function well as stand-alone, I think this series is best read from the start. Important character arcs develop from book to book and the highest level of enjoyment will come from following in order. That said, each book in this series ...more
Written in a pleasing first-person style, Cudney offers a quick catch-up to bring the reader up to speed on the complications in Kellon’s personal life and the various professional frictions on campus. There are the usual departmental rivalries an ...more
Kellan discovers a dead body and again finds himself in the middle of a homicide investigation. Flower Power Trip swirls delightfully with i ...more
This is third book in the series that finds a tv producer, single father staying in his hometown to fulfill a one year commitment as he searches for his wife, who is supposedly dead. The cast of characters are the main hook to the novel but the mysteries move the story along rapidly. You don’t have to read them order but it helps to keep track of the three continuing sub plots; much like watching a series like NCIS.